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Progressive Era

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  • Q1
    What movement emerged in response to the social problems brought about by industrialization, urbanization, and immigration in the 1890s?
  • Q2
    What was one of the main beliefs of Progressivism with regard to government?
    Isolationist and indifferent government
    Corrupt and ineffective government
    Authoritarian and oppressive government
    Honest and efficient government
  • Q3
    What were some of the social problems brought about by industrialization, urbanization, and immigration in the late 19th century?
    Decreased urbanization, rural revitalization, and agricultural prosperity
    Technological advancements, scientific innovations, and cultural developments
    Poverty, overcrowding, and poor working conditions
    Unlimited job opportunities, increased social mobility, and improved living standards
  • Q4
    What were some of the key reforms that Progressives focused on during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
    Religious freedom, education standards, and healthcare accessibility
    Capital punishment, military draft, and property rights
    Trade tariffs, labor unions, and international diplomacy
    Child labor laws, antitrust regulations, and women's suffrage
  • Q5
    What was a key goal of Progressives in terms of enacting laws?
    To expand military power overseas
    To address the issues faced by the poor
    To increase government corruption
    To promote corporate monopolies
  • Q6
    What was a common strategy advocated by Progressives to address social and political problems?
    Ignore the issues
    Enact laws
    Increase taxation
    Start a revolution
  • Q7
    What was one of the main goals of the Progressive movement in the United States?
    To increase taxes on the middle class
    To decrease funding for public education
    To get rid of corrupt government officials and make government more responsive to the people's needs
    To expand the powers of the monarchy
  • Q8
    Who was the influential Progressive reformer and social worker known for her advocacy on behalf of women, children, and workers, and for establishing settlement houses in urban areas?
    Clara Barton
    Harriet Tubman
    Jane Addams
    Susan B. Anthony
  • Q9
    Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowed for the direct election of Senators by the people, a reform supported by the Progressive movement?
    22nd Amendment
    17th Amendment
    12th Amendment
    5th Amendment
  • Q10
    What corrupt organizations did reformers target in the cities?
    Youth groups
    Social clubs
    Religious organizations
    Political machines
  • Q11
    What tactics did bosses of political machines use to influence voters and win elections?
    Education and empowerment
    Bribery and violence
    Community service and charity
    Honesty and transparency
  • Q12
    What was the main concern of Progressives in relation to the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890?
    It was too harsh on big business
    It favored big business over small businesses
    It was inadequate and ineffective in limiting the abuses of big business
    It was super effective in regulating big business
  • Q13
    What did some Progressives advocate for in relation to big business?
    Bust the trusts
    Ignore big business
    Subsidize big business
    Expand big business
  • Q14
    Why did some Progressives believe that government regulation of big business was necessary?
    To create more economic opportunities for smaller businesses
    To eliminate competition in the marketplace
    To lower prices for consumers
    To support the growth of big businesses
  • Q15
    Progressive reformers focused on the class system sought to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. What type of laws did they want to implement to help children, workers, and consumers?
    Education laws
    Tax laws
    Social welfare laws
    Crime laws

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